Geletka+ Adds Creative Muscle With Addition Of New Talent And Launch Of It’s In-House Studio, Content+
We are growing forward
From Left: Joe Wangler, Grace Kayser, Mark Capapas, Cat Janky
CHICAGO IL, October 18– Geletka+, Chicago’s fast-growing creative collaboration agency, is proud to announce the addition of four new team members and the launch of its in-house content studio, Content+. New hires include Joe Wangler, Creative Director; Cat Janky, Product Designer; Mark Capapas, Content Producer; and Grace Kaser, Account Strategy.
“We’re pumped to bring our clients more creative talent and services than ever before,” said CXO and founder, John Geletka. “And more than that, the ability to produce content at scale is now in-house, meaning we can provide more value to our clients than ever before.”
Joe Wangler joins the business as a Creative Director. Joe is a multidisciplinary creative with experience crafting work for some of the top brands in the world including United Airlines, Ace Hardware and General Mills to name a few. He’s also worked with a mix of agencies in town we all admire. His work speaks for itself.
“I joined G+ because I want to be part of a true collaborative atmosphere where everyone has a voice. ” said Joe Wangler, “Being able to work with some of the brightest and most talented people in the industry to help push our clients make a distinctive mark in their respective categories is something I’m really excited about. I’m happy I get to share my love and passion for what we do with the team.” Joe will lead creative across clients with ECD, Jeff Walker.
Cat Janky joins the team as Product Designer. Cat spent a career in fashion before she decided to move into UX/UI, a practice she recently finished her masters at SUNY Purchase College. Cat is a natural problem solver, with a commitment to designing experiences users love.
“I’m excited to be joining a company that encourages me to draw from my multidisciplinary background in fine art, fashion, and User centered design. I plan to use my problem solving skills and UX training to help our clients create strong connections with their audiences.” said Cat Janky.
Mark Capapas will be our content producer focused on delivering original content across clients at both quality and scale. Mark’s focus on production detail is only matched by his raw talent behind the camera.
“Geletka+ is a place where I see myself making my best creative work. The vision of the agency is in alignment with me, and the people here are a pleasure to work with, and catalysts for original idea,” said Capapas. “I hope to create impactful and authentic products that Geletka+ and our clients can always show proudly.”
Grace Kayser, our account manager, joined us as a recent graduate of the University of Denver where she studied political science. Grace is a natural leader, and a driver towards project excellence. She’s been here just a few weeks and has already mastered Asana.
Grace Kaiser said, “I joined Geletka+ to have the opportunity to play a hand in a lot of aspects the creative process. I hope to be a successful communicator between our clients and G+, making it a seamless and positive experience to work with our awesome team.”
Content+, previously a high-volume content offering from G+, will now assume the name of its in-house production arm. Nothing about the offering will change, but current clients, where we craft social will now get regular video and reelz material monthly. We’re just doubling down on our commitment to the needs of modern brands when it comes to high-quality content at scale.
“New talent, creative muscle and in-production will help our growing list of clients thrive and set us up for the wider range of ad, broadcast, and modern marketing content needs our clients demand”, said Jeff Walker, ECD.
This growth comes on the heels of a recent West Loop expansion and the addition of new leadership in client service and technology. Clients in web3, hospitality, financial services, coffee and automotive technology are laying the foundation for more creativity than ever.
Geletka+ is a Chicago-based, creative-driven collaboration agency with a focus on new and emerging methods of delivering experiences across channels to build brands, empower consumers, and create art that doesn’t waste people’s time. We’re not throwing away the traditional agency model, but we’re working to make it a little better by removing layers of process, being open about partners, and using data as a tool, not CYA. Geletka+ makes content, experiences, films, poems, books, stories and digital products together with our clients and partners. We work with brands that believe in great design and value outcomes over billable hours. Learn more at Geletkaplus.com.
Written by John Geletka on October 19, 2022